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New Canaan is a small town about 45 min. outside NYC that is located in Fairfield County. An even ritzier lifestyle then that of the OC, people in NC are classy and of course preppy. Most likely if you live here, your family owns more then one house, has a variety of luxury vehicles to choose from and one or more of your parents commutes to NYC by train or limo. Parents make loads of money, participate in cocktail parties, play tennis and cart around their younger kids to soccer practice and such. Teenagers have nothing better to do then spend their parents money on expensive clothes, drugs and alcohol, so it's no surprise it has the highest rate of underage drinking in the country. However, they still manage to take home state championships in sports such as soccer, lacrosse and hockey and eventually go off to the Ivy Leagues. While you reside in New Canaan, there are a couple things to remember. It is Beirut, NOT "beer pong". Do not be surprised to see parents participating in drinking events right next to their kids. If the town seems deserted in the summer, you can take a short plane ride to Nantucket and discover most of New Canaan there. D-Baggers can at times be fun to party with, but at ANY sports event must always be considered the enemy. Pop your collar. And finally, don't be alarmed if kids between the ages of 12 and...well, up, closely fit the description of an alcoholic.
If you don't have at least 6 friends that drive jeeps, then get the hell out.
by Prep March 31, 2005
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You know you live in New Canaan when...

You can’t walk around any of the schools without seeing at least 3 Rugby shirts

Everyone even the guys know all the names of the people from the OC

Your next door neighbor gets arrested for dealing cocaine

You’re scared to go to Norwalk because you think you going to get shot

The only time you would ever think of going to the Bronx is to go to the Bronx Zoo

Starbucks coffee is inexpensive to you

Even some of the guys wear some from of Ugg shoes

A Rams bumper sticker is plastered on every Land Rover

You still think its summer so you wear flip flops in December

Sports are not a game its life

When you turn 16 you want a Land Rover and you expect to get one

Birkenstocks aren’t for old people they’re for the teenagers

When you talk about the moose the only thing you relate it to is Abercrombie

When you can’t count the number of Hummers, Porsches, and Land Rovers in the streets on one hand

Half the people aren’t who they really are

Even though every mom is blonde and big boobed, you know it's all fake

Perfection isn’t expected its reality

A 12 year old could pass for a 21 year old and get alcohol

The police are always showing up at the school for stupid small crimes created by the students

When almost half of the population hates living here

But we are still able to look like rich and perfect people

screw that

none of it's true
If you live in New Canaan you should know what all of this means
by live love laugh April 20, 2006
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A small suburb of New York city located approximately 1 hour (by car or train) NW of manhattan. New Canaan is often characterized as the home of alcoholic children and popped-collar snobs, but is in fact a great community. If you're looking to raise a family, you'll be hard pressed to find a safer, more wholesome environment for your children. The public schools (although ranked very highly) do suffer from some of the moral decay written about by previous visitors to this site. However, for younger children, there are great pre-K programs such as Toddler Time and Beginners at New Canaan Country School. The town center is friendly and alive, with a good selection of restaurants and shops. Supermarkets are close, with an even greater variety of outlets available within 20 minutes driving distance. Home styles vary from very modest residences near town to sprawling estates with sweeping lawns, pools, and tennis courts. New Canaan does lack ethnic and religious diversity, as it has long been considered less than welcoming to non-WASPs. However, all the cultural diversity New York City has to offer is only an hour away.
If you're looking for a safe place to raise your kids, New Canaan, CT, is a great choice.
by Parental Advice June 21, 2005
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Pretty nice, wealthy place in Connecticut. All the kids are taking the hardest classes possible. Lots of attractive people there. To fit in you need to be wealthy, attractive, and athletic. So many parties here in NC (like every weekend). The town is awesome with a movie theater, red mango, starbucks, j-crew, etc. The people are nice but could be snobby, probably not as snobby as New York City though.
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New Canaan is a good place to live. The people are really nice, although they can be a little snotty.True, it's hard when you walk down the street(if you actually do, instead of in an air conditioned Mercedes) to not see a Range Rover or a suburban. However, it's unfair to stereotype NC people. They are actually really nice, and before you judge you should meet the people. Also,despite the perfectly manicured lawns and huge mansions on Brushy Ridge,look on the inside and be surprised with what you find. Many women get their nails done(I was at Floris and saw a 6 year old there!!!!)as well as their daughters. To the people in Norwalk: Don't base NC people on how they act with the LINKS program-it sucks. Just because they have more expensive clothes than you or a bigger house than yours does not mean that you should be mean and say that all NC people are like that.You are just jealous. It's okay: everyone can be. You can probably tell that I live in New Canaan. just because you live in a smaller house than everyone else doesn't mean we are worse than anyone else.
Maybe New Canaan has its cons: but it has pros too, just like every other town.
by Sparkling Perrier May 29, 2006
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I lived in New Canaan for 4 years.
It really sucks because if you don't have money or you're really ugly you are pretty much worthless. Sports are like oxygen to these people- well only sports that bring home championship titles, the other ones are treated like shit. Everyone has pretty much grown up together and everyone knows everyone. If you're really unfortunate looking, you can buy your friendship with cars, clothes, booze, ect. And drugs are pretty big. Not as big as Ridgefield though. Nearly everyone drinks, many people smoke weed, and some people do coke or oxycontin or whatever. The police are all itching to search teenagers because they are just as bored. Mainly people either hate New Canaan or like it. I'm indifferent because the people are mostly very nice, just not to those that are unattractive, lower middle class, or shy. Overall its a great family oriented place. Once you're older though, there's absolutely nothing to do except drink yourself into oblivion.
New canaan is a nice place to live if you are attractive and wealthy.
by AnotherRandomPerson August 05, 2011
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